Workshops, Courses & Events

This page lists events, workshops and courses hosted or sponsored by OIRM.

Can’t make it in person? Some of our events are live streamed on our YouTube channel. Please click on individual listings for more details.

We encourage live tweeting at our events using #OIRMevents.

Global Speaker Series- Marlene Rabinovitch
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

In partnership with Medicine by Design, we are pleased to welcome Marlene Rabinovitch, MD, the Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor in Pediatric Cardiology at Stanford University. She will give a talk titled, “Impact of shear stress on chromatin accessibility and gene regulation.”

Please note the location and webcasting details have changed, see below for updated information.

Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, Ben Sadowski Auditorium, 18th floor
600 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X5 Canada

Webcasting can be viewed here.

Download the event poster here.

SMRTS Series: Pitching and Presenting with Style
Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

First impressions count! Because people form an opinion of you within 30 seconds of initial contact, creating a positive lasting impression is crucial—especially if you are (or want to be) an influencer or whether you are presenting your research at a conference or pitching it to a team of reviewers. In this short session, you will learn key strategies to present yourself and your research/ideas with more impact, leaving your audience no choice but to be impressed from the start.

Presenter: Sylviane Duval, Research Navigation and Knowledge Transfer Professional from OpenTheBox.

Register here to attend.

Held in partnership with MEOPAR.

Clinical Translation Initiative Workshop
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

OIRM’s Clinical Translation Initiative Workshop series is focused on the translation of research studies from the lab into the clinic, bringing together key stakeholders to discuss critical steps and share lessons learned. This workshop will focus on imaging tools and cell characterization.

This workshop will cover several topics including:

  • Endogenous and exogenous methods for cell tracking with MRI
  • Labeling technologies for cell tracking including Fluorine-19 and ion labeling
  • MRI tools for tracking cell engraftment and repair efficacy
  • Potency assays and release criteria for cellular therapies
  • Considerations for how cells change over expansion and cryopreservation
  • Profiling cells from different cell sources

There will also be presentations on working with your TTO and how to move your therapy from the lab to the clinic.

Download the poster here.

Please register on Eventbrite. A limited number of travel awards available to help support in-person attendance. Register by Nov 1, 2018 to be considered for travel support.


Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Annual Symposium
May 15 all-day

Save the date for OIRM’s Annual Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Symposium in Toronto on May 15, 2019.

We’re pleased to have Pete Coffey, PhD from University College London as this year’s keynote speaker.

Please check back soon for more details or save this event to be notified when tickets become available.